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Exercise on a Ladder Today!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lately, in order to make extra money to pay for my wife's medical insurance, I have been painting the exterior of an industrial building for a friend of mine. It's going well and the money is good but holy smokes I forgot how much it takes to go up and down a ladder 70 or 80 times in a day!

I should be done next week and then it's back to the gym but for now, I'm enjoying the exercise!

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BILL60 10/27/2011 7:18AM

    Some times we do what we have to do. Way to go!! You're a super human being.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 10/26/2011 8:33PM

    She(WMBO) was absolutely stunned that I was up on a ladder within 24 hours of finishing a marahton.

What can I say?

I'm a bad ass.

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Back on SP after a Few Months

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

For the first time since March of 2009, I actually backed away from SP for a few months. I didn't really mean to do this, it just happened. After I returned from vacation in August, life got very busy, I was tired from a challenging summer, and something had to give. I don't know if I should have let SP be part of what gave, but that's what happened.

However, I've been through a few stressful things over these months and my diet and exercise have not remained as consistent as I would have liked. So I'm back and glad to be back and looking forward to reaching my goal of hitting 190 lbs by July 1, 2012.

I have much to write but it will have to wait until later. For now, great to be back, look forward to hearing from my SP friends!

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W5VEOTX 10/25/2011 9:05PM

    Welcome back ! We all need the support of Sparkpeople!

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FRAN0426 10/25/2011 3:45PM

    Welcome back to Spark People and happy sparking again.

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MNNICE 10/25/2011 1:27PM

    WB, Cyclist. Sparking does take time, but you know how to set goals and it won't be long before you're reaching them again!

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WINACHST 10/25/2011 9:48AM

    Welcome back!

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Blog about my Upcoming Blogs

Monday, August 15, 2011

Well, I'm having a hard time getting back into the SP groove after vacation but I'm getting there! I have so much to blog about but feel a bit confused as to where to start so I thought I'd use my blog to plan my future blogs. Here's what's coming up:

1. Summary of The Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM).
2. A more detailed description of each day.
3. Summary of our week of camping on the western shore of Lake Superior.
4. Detailed description of a bike ride Kim and I took.
5. Detailed description of our day trip to Canada.
6. My fitness goals for the fall.
7. My plan for reaching those goals.
8. After all this, I will share, in some detail, my plan for growing in my love of Jesus Christ this year.

Thanks much for reading, hope you have a great evening!

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SLENDERELLA61 8/16/2011 7:53AM

    Can't wait to read them all! Have you considered becoming the leader of the Virtual K Graduates team? I think you'd be great!

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TINYC887 8/15/2011 6:44PM

    sounds interesting

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Back from Vacation

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

After two weeks of vacation, I'm back in the saddle and plan to blog soon about (1) The Tour of France, (2) my 300 mile bike ride, (3) my week in the woods with my wife, and (4) my plan for the late summer and fall. Good to be back, look forward to interacting with you all soon!


Excellent Test Ride Today--NO PAIN in the Achilles!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The achilles has been getting better day by day so I decided to take a fairly intense ride today to see how it felt at full speed. I did hold back on the climbs because I didn't want to overstress is, and a few times when I could have put the hammer down on the flats I chose to keep my cadence around 105 instead. I really felt good out there and came in at an average speed of 18.7 mph. I still feel a bit nervous about going at 100% on the TRAM next week but I think if I ride as I did today--higher cadence, lower torque--I should be able to ride at 90% or so.

I feel so grateful to the Lord for this. I enjoy going fast but that's not the big thing to me. The big thing to me is just getting to be on the roads of Minnesota in the only hilly part of the state, enjoying the Lord and his creation and my TRAM family.

So here we go! Lord willing, I'll have a rest day tomorrow, a mellow ride Saturday, a rest and travel day Sunday, and then hit the roads of SE Minnesota on Monday! Can't wait!

Thanks so much for all of your support, advice, and encouragement. I've learned some things from this experience which I hope to share in a few weeks if I remember to write it down!

Hope you have a great day!

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BILL60 7/21/2011 9:07PM

    You're a rock. That's a very fast recovery. I think that someone up above is watching over you.


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